made his voice heard
And spoke to Tiamat in a loud voice,
'Their ways have become very grievous to me,
'By day I cannot rest, by night I cannot sleep.
'I shall abolish their ways and disperse them!
'Let peace prevail, so that we can sleep.'
When Tiamat heard this,
She was furious and shouted at her lover;
She shouted dreadfully and was
beside herself with rage
But then suppressed the evil in her belly.
'How could we allow what we ourselves created to perish?'
'Even though their ways are so grievous, we should bear it patienly.'
replied and counselled Apsu;
did not agree with the counsel of
'O father, put an end to (their) troublesome ways,
'So that we may be allowed to rest by day and sleep by night.'
Apsu was pleased with him, his face lit up
At the evil he was planning for the gods his sons.
(Vizier) Mummu hughed him,
on his lap and kissed him
But everything they plotted between them
Was relayed to the gods their sons.
The gods listened and wandered about restlessly;
They fell silent, they sat mute.
Superior in understanding, wise and capable,
who knows everything found out their plot,
Made himself a design of everything, and laid it out correctly,
Made it cleverly, his pure
it and it
upon him so that he was sleeping soundly,
to sleep, drenched with sleep.
Vizier Mummu the counselor (was in) a sleepless
) unfastened his belt, took off his crown,
Took away his mantle of radiance
and put it on
He held Apsu down and slew him;
Tied up Mummu
He set up his dwelling
on top of Apsu
And grasped Mummu, held him by a nose-rope.
When he had overcome and
slain his enemies
set up his triumphal cry over his foes.
Then he rested very quietly inside his private quarters
And named them